Southeast Islands Cruise

Glory Moore
Flamingoes and a flamingo chick.
John Collins Jr.
Male Frigate Bird
Hope Pordy
Sea kayaking expedition in the Galapagos
Erin Correia
Beach time at Cerro Brujo, San Cristobal
Sullivan Peraino
Beautiful Galapagos landscape
Samba's bridge area.
Cabin

Departs

  • Dec 09, 2014
  • Dec 23, 2014
  • Jan 06, 2015
  • Jan 20, 2015
  • Feb 03, 2015
  • Feb 17, 2015
  • Mar 03, 2015
  • Mar 17, 2015
  • Mar 31, 2015
  • Apr 14, 2015
  • Apr 28, 2015
  • May 12, 2015
  • May 26, 2015
  • Jun 09, 2015
  • Jun 23, 2015
  • Jul 07, 2015
  • Jul 21, 2015
  • Aug 04, 2015
  • Aug 18, 2015
  • Oct 27, 2015
  • Nov 10, 2015
  • Nov 24, 2015
  • Dec 08, 2015
  • Dec 22, 2015

Make It Yours

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This Galapagos does more than show the highlights of the archipelago's beautiful southeast islands. This 8-day cruise allows you to experience all facets of the southwestern archipelago as you are immersed in the incredible beauty that surrounds you. Enjoy exciting activities such as kayaking, snorkeling and wandering through the landscape. Spot a myriad of native species including sea lions, sharks, marine birds, and sea turtles. Take pleasure in the wide variety of flora and fauna here as well as spectacular scenery.

Day 1

    Baltra - Santa Cruz Island

    At the Charles Darwin Research Station, scientist can observe the different stages of the recuperation of giant tortoises. This facility helps prepare these incredible creature for reintroduction back into their natural environment. A giant tortoise can range from as little as three inches as a hatchling up to four feet.

    Day 2

      Floreana

      Floreana is one of the Galapagos' most famous islands due to many unique stories about past settlers.

      First, visit Cormorant Point and explore a large lagoon where an array of birdlide, including flamingos, stilts, and pintail ducks gather in the water. In the afternoon, sail for Post Office Bay. Home to a unique "post office" which was influenced by 18th century pirates, travelers may leave an addressed postcard or letter in the barrel, then sort through it to find mail which they may bring home and deliver in person.

      Day 3

        Espanola

        Begin your morning in Punta Suarez, one of the most popular and attractive sites in the Galapagos. Right off the landing site, view groups of Española marine iguanas basking in the sun. Further inland, Nazca and blue-footed boobies nest near the trail.

        In the afternoon, sail for Gardner Bay, a breathtaking white sand beach where you may roam freely. The bay is home to one of the most important colonies of sea lions in the archipelago, as well as a nesting site for sea turtles.

        Day 4

          Lobos - Leon Dormido - San Cristobal

          Kicker Rock is a large rock that emerges straight out of the water. This is a very ancient formation of volcanic tuff that has consolidated throughout the years into a very hard rock. Take a panga ride around this formation and have the opportunity to snorkel around it as well. This will allow you the chance to witness Galapagos sharks, eagle rays, turtles, and several colorful fish. Next travel to Punta Pitt where a beautiful green beach is home to a colony of friendly sea lions. The green color of the beach is due to the large quantities of olivine in the sand. Punta Pitt is the only location in the Galapagos where all three boobies can be seen.

          Day 5

            Santa Fe - South Plaza Island

            This is possible the most picturesque cove in the Galapagos. Filled with crystal white sands and surrounded by tranquil turquoise waters, it is certainly a sight to behold. The rice rat is a very unique species that can be found on the island of Santa Fe. This is an excellent location for enjoying a nice swim with some playful sea lions. South Plaza has some amazingly vivid ground cover, perfect for photographing. The sesuvium purple-red and the yellow flowers of the portulaca, combined with the different tones of grey of the lava and the greens of the prickly pears leads to some fantastic shots.

            Day 6

              Santiago - Bartolome

              Sullivan Bay which is an excellent place to get a feel of the volcanic origin of these islands. Observe the beauty of the landscape and wildlife that make their homes here. Feel free to continue exploring with some relaxing snorkeling or just take a nice swim. Snorkeling, penguins, rays, sharks, turtles, Pinnacle Rock, panoramic views, moon-like landscape, pioneer plants, lava cactus are just some of the highlights Bartolomé has to offer. Hike to the summit where there will be many chances to observe colonies of marine iguanas and lava lizards. After the climb to the summit, head to a crescent shape beach with golden sands for snorkeling among this beautiful creatures depicted above.

              Day 7

                Rabida - Santiago

                James Bay (Puerto Egas) will be the first stop of the day where there are opportunities to observe sponges, snails, hermit crabs, a variety of shore birds, barnacles. There are also other interesting creatures on this island including the endemic four-eyed blenny, marine iguanas, and sea lions. Take a walk along the rocky coast to get the opportunity to view some of the Galapagos Island's best tide pools. They are filled with sponges, snails, hermit crabs, barnacles, and fish. Take a walk to the Grottos for a chance to view the fur sea lions and enjoy some of the best snorkeling in the Galapagos.

                Rabida has soils of a surprisingly red color due to the oxidized iron from past eruptions. The beaches here are a red soft sand where you can walk and enjoy watching sea lions relaxing in the sun. The salt bushes on the shore are a nesting location for pelicans there. There is also a salt water lagoon further inland that has several black and white mangroves and pintail ducks, black neck stilts, and on a rare occasion, flamingos can be spotted.

                Day 8

                  North Seymour - Baltra

                  At dawn, take a stroll through the island landscape and walk by one of the largest colonies of blue-footed boobies in the Galapagos. There are also two species of frigates on this island as well as swallow-tail gulls and marine and land iguanas. Later you will be escorted to the Baltra airport and will return back to the mainland.

                  All itineraries are subject to change due to weather or changes by the National Park Service or yacht operator.
                   Cabins
                  2014-Dec-09
                  2014-Dec-23
                  $3,200
                  2015-Jan-06
                  2015-Jan-20
                  2015-Feb-03
                  2015-Feb-17
                  2015-Mar-03
                  2015-Mar-17
                  2015-Mar-31
                  2015-Apr-14
                  2015-Apr-28
                  2015-May-12
                  2015-May-26
                  2015-Jun-09
                  2015-Jun-23
                  2015-Jul-07
                  2015-Jul-21
                  2015-Aug-04
                  2015-Aug-18
                  2015-Oct-27
                  2015-Nov-10
                  2015-Nov-24
                  2015-Dec-08
                  2015-Dec-22
                  $3,280

                  Child Discount

                  Inquire for special children's rates.
                  Children under 12 receive a discount of $135 off adult flight rates, and discounted Galapagos Entrance Fee of $50

                  Cancellation Policy

                  Days Prior to departureFee
                  70 days or moreDeposit
                  0-69 days100% Cruise Cost

                  Single Supplement

                  This yacht requires single travelers to pay a supplement for private accommodations unless a roommate can be found.

                  Deposit & Payment

                  Initial deposit is 25% ($400 minimum), and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card. Alternatively, you can register online here.

                  Final payment is due 70 (10 weeks) prior to departure by bank transfer, check or credit card. All final payments by credit card may be subject to a surcharge and maximum of $20,000 charge.

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                  Includes

                  • Accommodations on board Samba based on double occupancy
                  • Meals while in the Galapagos
                  • Bilingual Naturalist Guide
                  • Shore Excursions
                  • Swimming and Snorkeling
                  • Adventure Life Pre-departure Services and In-Country Assistance (Quito Representative)
                  • Transfers and Baggage Handling in the Galapagos
                  • Snorkeling Equipment
                  • Wetsuit
                  • Sea Kayaking

                  Excludes

                  • Airfare (see Galapagos Flights)
                  • Quito/Guayaquil Hotel and Transfers
                  • $100 Galapagos Park Fee
                  • $35 Galapagos Transit Card and Airport Assistance
                  • $45 International Departure Tax
                  • Gratuities and drinks aboard the ship
                  • Travel Insurance

                  Galapagos Flights

                    Quito - Galapagos Roundtrip

                  • $530 - $590

                    Guayaquil - Galapagos Roundtrip

                  • $475 - $520

                  Optional Hospitality Packages